Archive for Thursday, August 14, 2008

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August 14, 2008


Terranova Titlist: Mark Terranova and Bud Stagg each fired a 74, but Terranova won a scorecard playoff in Sunday's Jayhawk Golf Club weekly tournament at Alvamar. Chad Welter was third with a 75. In net scoring, Jeff Brooks was low with a 68, followed by Randy Gebhards 69 and William Patt 70.

¢ Baseball Clinics: Baseball staffs from Free State and Lawrence High will conduct intstructional clinics for grades K-8 every Saturday morning in September. For information, call Brad Stoll at 832-8284 or e-mail

¢ City Recreation: Deadline is Sept. 17 for fall youth basketball (K-6) and for Hoopster basketball (grades 2-7). For information, call 832-7940 or go to

¢ History Run: The Watkins Community Museum Run for History, a 5K or 10K benefit, will be Saturday. For information, visit or call 841-4109.

¢ Hobbits Soccer: Registration for Hobbits soccer for pre-kindergarteners is under way. The seven-week program will begin on Sept. 6. For information, go to

¢ Rebels Tryouts: Rebels U-12 baseball will conduct tryouts this month. For information and to set up a tryout, call Pat Karlin at 865-8682 or e-mail to for Kansas Rebels U-11 baseball will be Aug. 23. For information on the site and times, call Craig Stoppel at 691-9971 or e-mail The U-10 Rebels Baseball tryouts also will be Aug. 23. Tryouts will begin at 6 p.m. at YSI Field No. 3. For more information, contact Mark Unruh at (785) 979-4504.

¢ KU CC Alums: Kansas University cross country alumni are invited to participate in a reunion Aug. 30 that will include participation in a KU home cross country meet, a barbecue and attending the KU-FIU football game. For information, e-mail DJ Hilding at

¢ CJHS Football: An informational meeting for parents of students interested in playing football for Central Junior High School this fall will be at 6:30 p.m. today in the school auditorium. For information, call Kermit Aldridge at 843-7127.

¢ Eudora Recreation: Registration is under way for Eudora youth volleyball (grades 3-6) and adult coed softball. For information, go to or call 542-1725.

¢ Basketball Trials: Lady Prospects AAU Basketball Club will conduct tryouts for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade teams at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at West Junior High. For information, call 787-2249 or e-mail

¢ Baseball Tryout: The U11 Lawrence Lightning Baseball Team will conduct an open tryout from 9-11 a.m. on Aug. 23 at the YSI sports complex Field No. 3. For more information please contact Stan Skwarlo at (785) 550-4817.

lNight Golf: The Orchards Golf Course is having a Night Golf event Saturday, Aug. 23. The nine-hole event starts at 9 p.m. and includes the first 52 golfers to sign up. Entry fee of $25 gets golfer lighted golf balls and bracelets.

¢ Double-eagle at LCC: Greg Sharp achieved the rare golf feat known as an "albatross" when he scored a double-eagle 2 on the par-5 No. 3 hole at Lawrence Country Club on Sunday, Aug. 10, in the second day of the club championship won by Chris Hutchens. Sharp used a 4-iron from 207 yards to make the shot. Golf World estimates there are 40,000 holes-in-one per year and "a couple hundred" double-eagles.

¢ Tough Cowpoke: The Lucky Spur Saddle Club of Oskaloosa on Oct. 25 will play host to a Tough Cowpoke Contest. It will be an obstacle course made up of ranch and trail situtations that will test both rider and horse. A flier and entry form can be found at http://www.luckyspursaddleclub.


¢ Van Blaricum ace: Brett Van Blaricum, 13, used a 3-wood to fire a hole-in-one on the 175-yard No. 8 hole Wednesday at Eagle Bend. Galen Van Blaricum witnessed the shot.


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